Commemorative medal, Alton Towers

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Description:White metal medallion commemorating the formal possession of Alton Towers by the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury & Talbot in 1860.

Obverse: 'ALTON TOWERS - THE SEAT OF THE EARLS OF SHREWSBURY'. Relief view of Alton Towers.
Reverse: 'IN COMMEMORATION OF THE EARL OF SHREWSBURY TAKING FORMAL POSSESSION OF ALTON TOWERS. APRIL 13TH 1860'. Laurel wreath with crowned shield containing rampant lion at base.


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Alton Towers
Alton Towers

An engraving of Alton Towers published in the 'Illustrated London News' in 1844. Alton ...

Group at Alton Towers
Group at Alton Towers

A group of people, possibly the Talbot family with friends or servants, pictured ...

Great Drawing Room, Alton Towers
Great Drawing Room, Alton Towers

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Alton Towers  'Views round the Town'
Alton Towers 'Views round the Town'

A novelty postcard which shows four different views of Alton Towers by moving a ...

Whit Monday outing to Alton Towers
Whit Monday outing to Alton Towers

A large crowd on the lawn outside the Gardener's Cottage Tea rooms at Alton Towers. Alton ...

Alton Towers
Alton Towers

Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built ...

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Donor ref:66.136.0027 (37/32551)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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